tv Arts and Culture Deutsche Welle May 16, 2019 8:45pm-9:01pm CEST
concert goes with virtual city. and viewing the city berlin as well as germany and europe through the lens of photography and then i'll shave. but 1st we're off to the glitz and glamour of a coat in the south of france yes it's the film festival 19 new films vying for the palme d'or and of course hollywood is there in force but it's not all about the red carpet all the competition can is a great place to premiere your movie and one of the big debuts there is a biopic about the life of elton john called rock. football let's go straight over and join oh man scott. hi scott now rocket man isn't in the competition but it is it's the biggest film premiering this year isn't it.
yeah definitely being caught how can you out glam elton john you know. it is middle name it's it's amazing it's also a perfect for can because it's a huge big a hollywood blockbuster with just a little bit of edge just a little bit of darkness to it give it a bit of credibility here i have to say the cannes film festival got off to a little bit of a slow start but if you'll excuse the pun i think with rocket man the hassles about to really take off. now the guy who's playing out in john tower and to he sings all the songs in the film which is astounding to hear is that how he got the role really. yeah i mean elton john was deeply involved in the making of this movie and he made it deal breaker that they had to find an actor who could not only deliver as an actor but really deliver as
a singer and after hearing edgerton saying john played in the pay them the really the ultimate compliment he said this guy you know what except myself obviously sings my songs as well as parent edgerton wow i mean right ok stay with us let's have a look at his performance in the film and my producer. you can actually be incredibly bright. and said do you have ever heard of doing sunni muslims better than turner. songs are the defining moments in people's lives and the songs that you do come from a place of character. tamarins actually singing in the film. and he's so convincing and his voice is incredible. to there's
anyone in the world who could play that it's tyrant's role. you see. has been the greatest joy of more professional life making this film. significant last. century. wow now scott i guess the costume designer must have had. yeah julian david is on the cautious this film he said it was a dream come true i mean he had such incredible source material to draw that had all the phenomenal costumes that john has worn over the decades in his pop career and he used those costumes the real cautions to inspire the look of this film designed to zone you know the nominal number i mean 50 songs last 50 pairs of shoes on an endless array of phenomenal there. but it's not just
window dressing here because costumes are sort of a key to the character because john himself has said that he only really transformed from reginald white the real reginald white into this icon elton john after putting on the costume and becoming that persona before he went on stage now this comes off to the huge success of. the queen movie about queen from. freddie mercury bromine manik won the oscar. you know it's a huge success all over the world do you expect but it was quite controversial was controversy about it do you expect a similar things out with this film. well be interesting to see because there's a direct connection between bohemian rhapsody in this film because dexter fletcher who directed rocket man he was the director brought on to finish me and raps the after the original director on that film was fired and bohemian rhapsody it was very very successful as you say but it was controversial because
a lot of people accused. the filmmakers and the producers of sort of white washing . freddie mercury's real life particularly his life as a gay man his sexuality of sort of avoiding the subject or dealing with it a very very poor and tasteless way dexter flexor for rocket man i said yes promise this will be a warts and all betrayal of elton john but he also said he was mixing fantasy and reality in this movie so it will be interesting it seems the promise that we're going to see we're going to have a dress we're going to have the sex but you also have some of the magic that went into making c. icon elton just go thank you very much enjoy yourself in cannes it's much nicer weather than here about and thanks very much. now perhaps it's my age but violinist say to get a younger and younger just a couple of days ago another that nero violinist from still vacuous stunned audiences with his virtual city a concert in berlin teo get plucked before mendelssohn's violin concerto with some
professional violinist and approach until they're well established the fearlessness of youth here yes. highly talented d.p. concentrated t.-o. katla is the soloist at this dhamma concert at the 1000000000 cathedral and he's only enough to do some old. today from the toxic. i really liked it and it was like. i think i played good. and i i and let me. get listen to her pretensions range from delicate and subtle to gripping really dynamic the violin concerto by felix mendelssohn is
a challenging task even for more experienced soloists. plays with fantastic virtuosity fantastic technique or even his phrasing and musicality are what you would expect from a 35 year old not at all levin year old yet it is really a child prodigy. tio get laid is often called a child prodigy but he doesn't seem to care what label people give him during the final rehearsal just hours before the concert he's only interested in the acoustics of the berlin cathedral. but all. the. perfect i played in many churches in this is good perfect because it is not too messy and it's not too clear so it's in the middle that. 6 6 get low plays on an instrument appropriate for someone his age and 3 quarter sized
violin made an 853 by john by teased him. he spends 4 hours a day practicing and he started playing at the age of 3 and a half. he's already taken part in numerous master classes working with top teachers to develop his talent. but his parents make sure that t.o. is able to remain a child despite the high expectations placed on him after the final rehearsal t.-o. heads off to enjoy some free time. and burn off excess energy before the concert he says no matter what's happening in his live music always prince enjoy. now european union elections are upon us soon and so we've been looking at various
countries in the e.u. through the eyes of the artists who live there today the biggest e.u. member that's ours here in germany and with this city berlin the capital a look at life here through the eyes of photographer i met a how should. i met or how she did as a chronicler of our time the photographer 1st came to the german capital 30 years ago just before the fall of the berlin wall. she takes us on a photo safari across the city on a bus route that cuts through all sections of society. to say. the bus line goes straight through the from poorer more my current areas to the better known trendy neighborhoods right through to the wealthier areas with the villas 1st the. sept i get the feeling that a lot of people do want to talk about themselves to tell their stories and sometimes someone with a camera can give them that opportunity to speak. for timeless classic photos
capture people from all walks of life. the photographer gives her subjects time she talks with them and she was a. lesson in yes me a bit. it's enough of us now or. 2 sisters after a night out on the town. to have their content. these are photos tell stories of sorrow and of hope. 15 years ago house show documents of the. eyes of a new generation with her series youth in europe. it was a time when more and more countries wanted to join in and take part in the promise of the european union. is that at that time there was an atmosphere of optimism when it came to the e.u.
. there was relatively little criticism for young people there was suddenly the opportunity to settle anywhere to study basically wherever you wanted. that the mood has changed considerably now how should work looks to the borders of the e.u. to asylum seekers crossing the mediterranean those of the gates of europe. i try not to focus too much on the refugees but on those helping organize is to me really stand for european values. perspective the e.u. is not just a promise it's also a responsibility. and we'll have full rights from around the e.u. as europe heads towards elections you can catch them here on arts and culture all on a. special this weekend and finally
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